Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Pirates, Vacation, Friendship
Tilda has a pirate for a pen pal. Jim Lad sends her letters in old green bottles, and she fishes them up with a pole. When he invites Tilda to sail with his family to a pirate resort called Scurvy Sands, she's off on the trip of a lifetime. Met with trepidation from the other pirates who aren't convinced this land lubber is up to scratch, Tilda proves them wrong with sheer determination and riddle-solving cleverness. She sails back home with memories and buried treasure, and although there was a lot of fun to be had on Scurvy Sands, she doesn't mind when she spots the land telling her she's nearly home.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Pirates of Scurvy Sands,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 41:
4, Article 26.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol41/iss4/26